Last week, Salvatore Ferragamo hosted the first ever runway show to be held inside the Louvre, and we have exclusive video footage of the historical event. VIP attendees like Hilary Swank, Freida Pinto, and Leighton Meester watched the brand unveil its Mediterranean vacation-inspired Resort 2013 collection on a 460-foot runway under the museum’s Denon Wing colonnade. Afterward, they were treated to a lavish dinner under the famous I.M. Pei pyramid. Catch a glimpse, after the cut.
It’s safe to say we kind of have a teeny crush on Aussie designer Dion Lee: Besides the fact that he makes sleek clothes for super cool girls, he is adorably charming in person. So when we heard he would be in New York City showing his resort collection, we popped by for a look and to chat with the designer, whose global star is on the rise.
Lee showed for the first time outside of Australia last season in London, where he staged a small presentation for fall. While the Sydney fashion industry was disappointed to have lost him in their fashion week lineup, Lee explained that showing in his hometown would have meant staging three presentations in one year and that he wanted “concentrate on the clothes” instead. He confirmed to us that he’ll be showing again in London in September, but this time it will be a full-on runway show.
His resort looks were inspired by the lunar tides and how the moon affects the ocean–reflected in some cool rippling, aqua prints–and the theme continued with pieces fashioned from wetsuit material with “gill-like” cut-outs, and embossing that looked a bit like scales.
It’s hard to ignore the breathtaking beauty and unearthly grace that is Joan Smalls. Gracing W Magazine’s July 2012 cover, Joan was photographed by Steven Meisel as part of the Fall Trend Preview issue.
Besides being a really good cover, aesthetically speaking, Joan Smalls follows a rocking cover with Tom Cruise, a movie – affair with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen and an appealing Jessica Biel. March 2012 has been W’s model issue cover, with Kate Moss as the main highlight; if you remember, that inside pictorial with Good Kate, Bad Kate was one of the best ever. I cross my fingers for Joan’s to be just the same! I know she can deliver, so it was really just up to the editors if they wanted it big or just… average. And as far as I can tell, the cover is big, so that’s saying something already!
Clutches are always in style, but come summer time they’re an essential. Who wants to be weighed down by an oversized bag? Accessories play an integral role in achieving a light and airy look. This season we’re loving the Trina Turk for Banana Republic Box Clutch, which exudes a sense of California cool. Inspired by Palm Springs, these chic bags are available in turquoise and tomato and boast a bright leather shell and a sunny retro print inside. And though they look quite expensive, these small beauties are priced under $ 100.
Available for $ 98 at Bananarepublic.com
Every week, I scour the web to find inspiring outfits on your favorite celebs and help you recreate their looks! This week, I was inspired by Busy Phillipps, Kristen Bell, and Rachel Bilson. Read on to see how you can get their looks for yourself.
Look 1: Busy Phillipps’s Striped Dress
Photo via Lady Gaga on Twitter | Click to enlarge.
Back in January, rumors began swirling about Lady Gaga’s upcoming foray into the perfume business, and now the singer has released details about her new fragrance after they began to leak online.
According to a press release from fragrance giant Coty, the perfume, called “Fame,” will launch in September 2012 and will be released by “the Artist’s own Haus Laboratories in association with Coty.”
Alber Elbaz Celebrates 10 Years Helming Lanvin with Fabulously Happy Accessories
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